Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 16 March 2031 at 06:36.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2031 after 21 days on 7 April 2031 at 17:21.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 385 of Meeus index or 1338 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠41.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠70.3°.
Moon is at perigee at 18:58. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 2 March 2031 at 18:57 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 30 March 2031 at 15:24 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 369 634 km (229 680 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 126 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 722 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after ascending node on 14 March 2031 at 11:38 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 March 2031 at 14:22 in ♉ Taurus.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 15 March 2031 at 19:06 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.353°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.242° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 March 2031 at 04:58 in ♊ Gemini.
In 5 days on 23 March 2031 at 03:49 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.